Black Nationalism in American History

Provides a concise up-to-date introduction to and overview of black nationalism in American history This analytical introduction assesses contrasting definitions of black nationalism in America, thereby providing an overview of its development and varied manifestations across two centuries. Its aim is to evaluate historiographical debates and synthesize a broad range of scholarship, much of it…

The Beats Authorships, Legacies

Explores the counter-cultural movement known as the Beat Generation This book pairs close readings with a strong overview of the movement and ranges from Women’s Beat Writing to African American Beats to the canonical texts, including ‘Howl’, On the Road and Naked Lunch. A closing chapter maps post-Beat writing and the ways Beat has morphed…

The Classical Tradition in Modern American Fiction

Explores the importance and complexity of classical allusiveness in the modern American novel. This book is an invaluable survey of the allusions to ancient Greek and Roman culture in the work of seven major modern American novelists: Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Marilynne Robinson. Making the…

American Imperialism

The Territorial Expansion of the United States, 1783-2013 Provides a critical re-evaluation of US territorial expansionism and imperialism from 1783 to the present The United States has been described by many of its foreign and domestic critics as an “empire”. Providing a wide-ranging analysis of the United States as a territorial, imperial power from its…